It was a tough season for every one of the teams in Coppa Italia especially for Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fans of the team were exceptionally anticipating their team (Juventus) to in any event, give them something to smile about. Also, without a doubt, their fantasy happened when they beat Atalanta 2-1 in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday May 19.
Federico Chiesa scored a 73rd-minute winner for Juventus after Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskiy had offset Dejan Kulusevski’s opener.
This win against Atalanta implies Cristiano Ronaldo has now won each significant Trophy in England, Spain and Italy – the first player in history to accomplish that feat.
The Old Lady of Italian football had won nine back to back Serie A titles, before its run was ended by Inter Milan this season. And the lead trainer Andrea Pirlo has not been pardoned by any means.
He has been vigorously criticized for Juventus’ burdens this season, particularly when the team saw a shocking exit from the Champions League round of 16 by FC Porto.
This Coppa Italia win is Pirlo’s first major Trophy as Juventus manager. Going into the last round of Serie A fixtures, Juventus needs to beat Bologna and expects that either AC Milan or Napoli drops point to meet all requirements for next season’s Champions League. That said, Pirlo has a ton to do as far as qualification is concerned.
The team’s triumph against Atalanta stamped what appears to be club legend Gianluigi Buffon’s last game for Juventus. The 43-year-old has shown up and prevailed upon 15 major trophies two spells with the club.
Buffon is broadly viewed as one of the best players ever. He won his first Coppa Italia in 1999 playing alongside Enrico Chiesa for Parma, and after 22 years, Buffon has won his 6th Coppa Italia playing with Enrico’s son, Federico.